As deer hunting begins in Maryland, we discuss different means for deer population management, including a controversial program in Montgomery County that allows bow hunting on park lands.
Prince George’s Executive Rushern Baker swings by the studio to chat about what’s at stake in the county’s plans for a new hospital – and the economic impact of a long-awaited casino near National Harbor. Arlington County Democrats Libby Garvey and Erik Gutshall meet for a debate just a few days before their primary election. And Kojo and Tom Sherwood take one last look at D.C.’s primaries before next week’s local elections in the District. Join us for our weekly review of the politics, policies, and personalities of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.
- Tom Sherwood Resident Analyst; NBC 4 reporter; and Columnist for the Current Newspapers
- Rushern Baker Executive, Prince George's County (Md.) (D)
- Libby Garvey Chair, Arlington County Board (D)
- Erik Gutshall Owner, Clarendon Home Services; Vice Chair, Arlington County Planning Commission; Democratic candidate, Arlington County Board
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